Obituaries, April 19, 2013

Apr. 19, 2013 @ 12:28 AM
Rubye Davis
Rubye Francis Davis, age 95, of Forest City, died Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at Henderson Care Center. 
A native of Rutherford County, she was the daughter of the late Elbert Logan Whitesides and Pashia Victoria Wilson Whitesides. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church of Spindale.
Left to cherish her memory are her son, Johnnie Davis and wife, Susie of Bostic; grandchildren, Jarrod Davis and wife, Amanda of Raleigh, Mallory Eaker and husband, Zachary of Forest City and Cagney Davis of Charlotte; one great grandchild, Finn Eaker of Forest City; niece Mrs. Vance Hoots.  
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Yates Davis; brothers, Harold Whitesides and Miller Whitesides; and a sister, Mrs. Ector Capps.
Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Old Tryon Genealogy Society, 319 Doggett Road Forest City NC 28043.
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Roy Sutton
Roy Sutton, age 90, of 1421 Ball Park Road, died Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at Willow Ridge.  
He was a native of Cherokee County, a retired textile worker, and a WWII Army Veteran. While in the Army he was awarded two Bronze Service Stars, a Good Conduct medal, a Bronze Star medal, and a World War 2 Victory Medal.
Roy was the son of the late John Foster Sutton and Vernie Green Epley. 
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Ann Yelton Sutton; daughter, Norma Green, and one grandson, Christopher Sutton.
Left to cherish his memory are his nine children, Steve and Ellen Sutton of Kentucky, Alice and Bruce Ballard of Statesville, Patricia and Joey Smith of Forest City, Karen and Clay Kearns of Rutherfordton, Teresa Sutton of Spindale, Joy and Bobby Wood of Kings Mountain, Connie and Don Crapps of Spartanburg, Lynn Sutton of Spindale, Brian Sutton of Spindale; 17 grandchildren, Bridget and Roy Fonseca of Statesville, Chad Filer of Charlotte, Scott Green of Rutherfordton, Sherrie  and Stacy Beam of Lake Lure, April  and John Haynes of Union Mills, Alicia Ballard of Statesville, Brittney Bradshaw of Charlotte, Jordan Cody of San Diego, Brooke Hodge of Spindale, Layne Sutton of Kentucky, Andrea Sutton of Kentucky, Alex Godlock of Spindale, Kayla Kearns of Rutherfordton, Karsyn Kearns of Rutherfordton, Kale Wood of Kings Mountain, Drew Wood of Kings Mountain, Jacqueline Crapps of Spartanburg; 11 great grandchildren, Sydney Sutton of Kentucky, Marc Fonseca of Statesville, Max Fonseca of Statesville, Peyton Ballard of Statesville, Nathan Filer of Charlotte, Carmen Jones of Union Mills, Paisley Haynes of Union Mills, Karringtyn Haynes of Union Mills, Marcus Green of Rutherfordton, Chloe Green of Rutherfordton, and Noah Foster of Charlotte; two great-great grandchildren, Caleb and Elijah Green of Rutherfordton; and a sister, Louise Sutton Hite of Falls Church, VA.
A memorial service will be held at Main Street Baptist Church on Saturday April 20, 2013 at 3 p.m. The family will receive friends from 2 until 3 p.m. before the service.
Memorials may be made to Main Street Baptist Church.  
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